Do you want to boost your focus and determination?
You’ve lots of things waiting to distract you as you strive to reach your goals.
But the important thing in life is that you can’t tell a success story without including a determination chapter and this one is often the longest.
Success demands us to have many traits and the most important ones are willpower and determination.
Most of us believe that determination is an innate trait.
That’s an absolute fallacy.
It would be unfair to think people are born with determination and only those can be successful.
Nobody is born with infinite success.
If you ask any successful person what they did it to ‘make it’ in life, they will tell you that determination is a sacrifice they had to make.
Instead of living under the false belief that they were born with determination, they came up with ways to harness and utilise what they had more effectively.
So let’s take a look a three of the best methods to maintain your focus as you age and harness determination throughout your lifetime…
Here are the three ways of achieving this:
1 – Always plan your day the night before
Every night, before you go to bed, plan the next day’s activities.
Always plan what you’ll wear, the meal you’ll have for lunch, dinner, and anything else you can think of.
Pack a healthy lunch for the next day before you go to sleep, instead of deciding about it minutes before you set off for work.
Decide the night before that you won’t surf the internet or check your emails until you’ve attended to the more critical tasks that need to take priority.
Create a schedule and stick to it.
When the day ends, shut your eyes for a minute and congratulate yourself on the excellent way in which you’ve taken charge of your day.
Adopting the habit of planning your day helps you decide what should take priority and what can be postponed.
This will help you avoid getting side tracked and wasting precious time and energy on small things.
2 – Start with the most challenging things
Complicated things are not easy to handle when someone is tired.
You might even find yourself fretting or putting them off.
Start with the most challenging task in the morning while your mind is still fresh and you have more energy.
Our minds tend to be fresh and sharpest in the morning hours.
This is the best time to tackle demanding tasks.
After completing them, we can rest and then attend to the more routine tasks that don’t require as much energy whether mental or physical.
3 – Get rid of time wasters and distractors
Real emergencies can happen, and we must find time for them.
However, most of the things that come up only cause distractions and don’t require an immediate response.
Attending non-urgent requests will only make your day more difficult, as it will pave the way for more distracting issues.
By ignoring them, you’ll be proving to yourself that you are strong-willed, focused and too busy to be bothered by trivial, time-wasting things.
Distractors emerge, making us lose focus on reaching our ultimate goals.
However, some things are critical to maintaining our focus and determination.
Planning, avoiding distractions and starting your day with the more challenging tasks will help enhance your focus and stay on track.
Thanks for reading, have a great day.
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